The Perishing Kelp

Scientists are increasingly alarmed that the kelp forests world wide are dying out at a disturbing pace. It appears that the kelp forests are percent smaller on the California coast than before because of warmer waters resulting in a population increase of urchins which feed on the kelp. In increasingly large numbers these tiny but hungry creatures can utterly erase large areas of kelp and other algae. A disease thought to be exacerbated by the warmer waters has killed a large number o…